6 Jan 2008

US Congressman Eni Faleomavaega questions why extreme constraints on his visit to West Papuia were needed if all is well in the territory.

Tagged: Political Analysis, Security Forces, US, West Papua
30 Nov 2007
Human rights defenders at risk in Papua

An account of a campaign of systematic intimidation and terror against Papuan human rights defenders, with a spike in threats during the visit of UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Ms Hina Jilani, to West Papua.

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, UN, West Papua
24 Nov 2007

Investigations into the murder of human rights activist, Munir, gathered momentum when the Attorney-General filed for a Judicial Review to challenge the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Garuda pilot Pollycarpus Prihari Priyanto

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, Justice and Trials
23 Nov 2007

Democracy is in good shape in Aceh. The level of violence is low, the economy is growing and post-tsunami reconstruction is on track. However, many challenges remain for the provincial leaders.

Tagged: Aceh, Peace Process, Religious Freedoms
13 Aug 2007

Carmel Budiardjo reviews John Roosa's new book, the 'most detailed and best-researched account of the events of 1965 ever written,' concluding that 'Anyone wishing to understand these events... would benefit hugely from reading this first-rate book.'

Tagged: Massacre, Literature, Political Prisoners, Political Analysis, Crimes Against Humanity, Suharto
31 May 2007
Biak to become a military base for Eastern Indonesia

The Institute for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy in Papua, Elsham, fears for consequences of upgraded military presence in Biak.

Tagged: Freedom of Expression, Political Analysis, US, West Papua